Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Easy Carrot Cake (Gluten Free)

Easy Carrot Cake by Trina Parker owner of Lola & Bean, New Zeland


A big ½ cup of Canola or RiceBran oil

1 ½ cup of Raw Sugar

Beat 3 eggs lightly with ¾ tsp vanilla essence and add to the Sugar and Oil mixture

In a large bowl combine 1 ½ cup Gluten Free Baking Mix, 1 tsp cinnamon & ¾ tsp of salt & 3 cups of grated carrot.

Add raisins, chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds if desired

Mix all together and lastly sift in 1 ½ tsp of baking soda

Grease cake tin - bake 65-70 mins at 160 degrees celcius, ready when skewer comes out clean

Cream Cheese Icing

350gm Cream Cheese
2Tblspn Lemon Juice
50g Icing Sugar

Beat together until smooth ice cake when cold. Normal lemon icing is just as nice for a dairy free option.

NB: Check the cinnamon, sometimes spices can contain wheat, and also check your baking soda.

(it works just as well with normal flour by replacing equal quantities of the gluten free mix with wholemeal flour.)

Thank you Trina Parker for sharing such a wonderful recipe.

Trina Parker owns Lola & Ben Company. She has Merino & Cotton Baby Sleeping Bag - 4 Seasons in 1 Bag

Designer Baby Decor, Wall Decals, Designer Baby Slings, Modern Cloth Nappies,

Designer Bed Linen, Merino Baby & Toddler Clothing, Beeswax Crayons & MORE!

Her website is cute and friendly and her company is in New Zealand. She has a special going on now with free shipping. So go and check her out.

For More info:
Website: http://www.lolaben.co.nz
Blog: www.nzmadestyleforlittleones.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lolaben

1 comment:

  1. wow so nice to stumble across someone featuring a New Zealand website!